News

Our focus on innovation and technology combined with our active participation in the community means the credit union system often has a lot of news to share! And you’ll find the latest stories about the us right here.

Oct 18, 2017
On October 19, 2017, Alberta credit unions will recognize International Credit Union Day (ICU Day), reflecting on and...

Sep 28, 2017
The Board of Directors of Inglewood Savings and Credit Union Limited are pleased to report that the members of Inglew...

Sep 01, 2017
TORONTO, ON — According to the annual 2017 Ipsos® Best Banking Awards program, Canadians have ranked Canada’s credi...

Aug 16, 2017
Calgary, AB — Legacy Savings & Credit Union Ltd. and Connect First Credit Union Ltd. announced today that they will a...

Aug 11, 2017
Canada Safeway Limited Employees Savings & Credit Union (Safeway Credit Union) and Servus Credit Union are pleased to ann...

Aug 09, 2017
Calgary, AB – First Calgary Financial, a division of Connect First Credit Union, introduced Mobile Pay for Android as...

Jul 31, 2017
Calgary, AB — The Boards of Legacy Savings & Credit Union Ltd. and Connect First Credit Union Ltd. have unanimously agr...

Jul 18, 2017
Servus Credit Union and the Inglewood Credit Union Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the Inglewood Boar...

Jul 12, 2017
Mountain View Credit Union proudly presented a $21,000 cheque to the Didsbury Municipal Library on July 6, 2...

Jun 08, 2017
The Vermilion Credit Union is humbled to be a small part of a wonderful community project that will provid...

Jan 05, 2017
The Vermilion Credit Union Board of Directors are pleased to announce  the distribution of $425,150  in common share...

Jan 03, 2017
The Board of Directors of Vision Credit Union Ltd., which caters to the full-service financial needs of roughly 23,900 me...

Dec 07, 2016
EDMONTON, AB – Member-owners of Servus Credit Union will receive $48.1 million this December through the credit union...

Dec 07, 2016
EDMONTON – Albertans looking for an alternative to payday loans now have a province-wide option in the Servus Credit ...

Nov 23, 2016
CALGARY, Nov. 23, 2016 - Graham Wetter, President and CEO of Alberta Central, issued the following statement today in res...

Oct 20, 2016
Alberta credit unions are proud to announce the winners of the Tell us your #bankoneachother story contest, which ...

Oct 20, 2016
The President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, Joe Ceci, has issued the following statement regarding Inter...

Oct 05, 2016
The Alberta Venture 250 list has been released for 2016, and two Alberta credit unions have made the list! Servus Credit ...

Oct 04, 2016
Grow Financial Inc. and Celero announced a partnership to offer best-in-class financial technology solutions to cr...

Sep 01, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that Vision Credit Union Ltd. has committed to a $100,000 donation to the Stollery Chil...

Aug 25, 2016
TORONTO, ON (August 25, 2016):  The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) is pleased to announce that Canadians ha...

Aug 23, 2016
Calgary, AB - When times are tough, a high interest payday loan shouldn’t be your only option. Connect First Credit Uni...

Aug 16, 2016
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” –Albert Einstein   ...

Aug 02, 2016
The Alberta Government announced today the first phase of An Act to End Predatory Lending legislation, taking effect Au...

Jul 28, 2016
When you think about scholarship-worthy students, the qualities academic, well-rounded, and hard-workingc...

Jun 30, 2016
Alberta Central is proud to announce a donation of $5,000, on behalf of Alberta Credit Unions, to the Sheldon Kennedy Chi...

Jun 27, 2016
In celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday, the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) held a photo and artwork co...

Jun 15, 2016
Connect First Credit Union, in partnership with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA's) Women's Mentorship Program ...

May 24, 2016
BONNYVILLE and COLD LAKE AB, May 2016 - Through fundraising BBQs and the collection of in-branch donations, Lakeland ...

May 12, 2016
Graham Wetter, President and CEO of Alberta Central, issued the following statement today in response to the Alberta gove...

May 05, 2016
The community of Fort McMurray has been devastated by the largest fire evacuation in Alberta’s history. Our heartfelt tho...

May 04, 2016
(Edmonton, Alberta) – On behalf of its members Servus Credit Union today donated $100,000 to the Red Cross Alberta Fires ...

Mar 18, 2016
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, EDMONTON, AB – The boards of directors for River City Credit Union Ltd. (RCCU) and University H...

Mar 17, 2016
MARKHAM, ON, MARCH 16, 2016 – Everlink Payment Services Inc. announced today that it has partnered with Connect First...

Mar 08, 2016
March 8, 2016   Graham Wetter, President and CEO of Alberta Central, issued the following statement today in respon...

Jan 27, 2016
  Toronto, ON (Jan. 27, 2016) – Today we are pleased to announce the formation of a new national trade association – th...

Dec 21, 2015
Albertans are facing difficult times right now.   The economy is reeling from the falling price of oil, and p...

Dec 21, 2015
Calgary, AB – Connect First Credit Union celebrated its first year of amalgamated operations for First Calgary Financial ...

Dec 11, 2015
The harshest critics of a business are often the loudest. And thanks to online rating platforms like Yelp, those critics ...

Dec 08, 2015
The Board of Directors of 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union Ltd. are pleased to announce the appointment of Jason S...

Oct 15, 2015
(Edmonton, Alberta) – Today is International Credit Union Day and Servus Credit Union is celebrating the occasion in ...

Oct 15, 2015
(ECKVILLE, AB) -- The devastating tragedy that befell a central Alberta family this week has touched us all and the...

Oct 06, 2015
Re: “NDP government to look at new rules for payday loans,” Sept. 28. As published in the Calgary Herald. ...

Aug 31, 2015
TORONTO, ON (August 27, 2015) – Among all financial institutions, Canadians ranked credit unions first in overall Cu...

Aug 27, 2015
Calgary, AB – First Calgary Financial is psyched that one of their very own employees is one of four finalists for the ...

Jul 21, 2015
Toronto, ON (July 17, 2015) – Credit Union Central of Canada (CUCC) congratulates Jae Kim, Branch Manager at Servus Cr...

Jun 30, 2015
Cody Christman needed a mortgage in a hurry. The Medicine Hat small business owner only had a fe...

Feb 23, 2015
At annual general meetings held February 11 and 12, 2015, Wainwright Credit Union and Wetaskiwin Credit Union members sho...

Feb 10, 2015
MARKHAM, ON, FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – Everlink Payment Services Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement wi...

Sep 11, 2014
Calgary, AB.— At special general meetings held earlier this week, Chinook Credit Union and First Calgary Financial member...

Aug 28, 2014
Calgary, AB — Pending membership and regulatory approval, Chinook Credit Union and First Calgary Financial announced earl...

Aug 28, 2014
For a 10th consecutive year, Canadians ranked credit unions first in overall  Customer Service Excellence  and  B...

Aug 19, 2014
TORONTO, ON (August 19, 2014) – Credit unions matter to the national economy and to local job creation. The federal g...

May 28, 2014
May 27, 2014   Chinook Credit Union and First Calgary Financial announce plans to finalize a business case to support...

May 08, 2014
First Calgary Financial has been nationally recognized for its continuing commitment to financial literacy at Canadia...

May 02, 2014
Calgary, AB – First Calgary Financial announced earlier today that they will be launching the tap and go, Interac Flash...

Mar 28, 2014
First Calgary Financial has re-qualified as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies – a Platinum Club member created fo...

Mar 18, 2014
Servus Credit Union is honoured to play a role in students’ lives by donating $250,000 to Lakeland College over the next ...

Mar 12, 2014
TORONTO, ON (March 11,2014) – The Canadian credit union system ended 2013 financially strong and Canadian credit unions c...

Feb 03, 2014
There’s something about financial investments that can seem so clinical. Perhaps the perception stems from the New York ...

Jan 27, 2014
Over $200,000 has been raised for the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) ’s Philippines Relie...

Jan 23, 2014
(Edmonton, AB) – Servus Credit Union raised $143,805.48 in support of the United Way of Alberta Capital Region’s 2013 cam...

Dec 20, 2013
MARKHAM, ON, DECEMBER  20, 2013 - Everlink Payment Services Inc. is pleased to announce that Servus Credit Union – Albe...

Dec 11, 2013
Calgary, AB – First Calgary Financial capped off 2013 with strong year-end results by sharing an 8% dividend with mem...

Dec 09, 2013
The Boards of Directors of Battle River Credit Union and Caisse Horizon (Horizon) Credit Union confirmed today that they ...

Dec 03, 2013
BATTLE RIVER, AB - Battle River Credit Union member-owners received the highest equity allocation to common shares in BRC...

Dec 02, 2013
VANCOUVER, BC, 29 November 2013 —Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1) today announced that Don Wright has been named P...

Dec 02, 2013
EDMONTON, AB – Member-owners of Servus Credit Union will receive $47.6 million this December through the credit union’s a...

Nov 21, 2013
Alberta’s second and third largest credit unions, First Calgary Financial and Chinook Credit Union respectively, have ann...

Nov 15, 2013
Co-operatives in the developing world are improving the livelihoods of their members and Canadian efforts to support ...

Oct 17, 2013
October 17 marks International Credit Union (ICU) Day, and to celebrate, we put together a short video to demonst...

Oct 16, 2013
TORONTO, ON  – Credit unions across Canada contributed more than $35.6 million to communities last year through financial...

Sep 24, 2013
CALGARY – One hundred days after being devastated by floods, the community of Hampton Hills in High River will look gre...

Aug 30, 2013
TORONTO, ON (August 29, 2013) – For the ninth consecutive year, Canadians ranked credit unions first ...

Aug 06, 2013
VICTORIA , BC, 6 August 2013 — The ding free ® sea-to-sea road trip that is showing Canadians the bene...

Aug 02, 2013
Alberta may have one of the fastest-growing small business sectors in Canada, but over a third of the province’s sma...

Jul 22, 2013
Treasury Board President and Finance Minister Doug Horner will meet with various financial institutions on July 22 to f...

Jul 18, 2013
“To err is human,”  the famous Alexander Pope quote begins. It’s a good reminder that everyone runs the risk of makin...

Jul 10, 2013
It’s a hard time to be a 20-something. The world has concocted a troubling cocktail of economic trends and turned them l...

Jul 04, 2013
Study after study suggests that Canadians are having a tough time paying off their mortgages, as debt levels continue to...

Jul 04, 2013
Forty-eight hours ago, Nevan Ryan was dining at a cozy bistro in Venice, Italy, overlooking the canals. Two weeks before...

Jul 02, 2013
(Edmonton, Alberta) – Servus Credit Union will extend operating hours during the July 1 holiday weekend and week fo...

Jul 01, 2013
VANCOUVER, June 28, 2013 - Six B.C. credit unions have joined forces to provide $245,000 through the Canadian Red Cross ...

Jul 01, 2013
Calgary, AB – First Calgary Financial has extended financial relief assistance to members impacted, displaced or dealing...